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CMGE Obtained Rights to Develop Mobile Games on Shaolin Theme(August 04, 2014)
HONG KONG, Aug. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group Limited ("CMGE" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CMGE), the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China, today announced that it has signed cooperation agreement with Shaolin Intangible Assets Management Co. Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaolin Temple to develop mobile games including TV-targeted games on Shaolin theme.
Shaolin Temple has special and well respected standing in Chinese religious and traditions. In 2006, Shaolin Kung Fu was included in the first batch of Intangible Cultural Heritage announced by PRC State Council. The core mission of Shaolin Intangible Assets Management Co. Ltd is to protect and promote the prestige brand of Shaolin and Shaolin Temple and make sure that the value is well preserved and appreciated.
"Mobile phone has become the most important communication tool in people's life. People spend a lot of time during a day in browsing news, communication and playing games. Mobile game has become a major segment of entertainment for young people." said the person in charge of Shaolin Intangible Assets Management Co. Ltd. "We have reached strategic corporation with CMGE, dedicating to promote, protect and preserve the Shaolin culture in the world through mobile games including TV-targeted games."
"CMGE is the first mobile game company listed on Nasdaq with great game development and publish capability. We had the largest market share of game publisher in 2013. Shaolin Temple as the origin of Zen Buddhism and Kung Fu is well-known by all Chinese." said Xiao Jian, CEO of CMGE. "We are delighted to cooperate with Shaolin temple and dedicated to produce mobile games that let players experience, immerse, and be associated with Shaolin culture."
CMGE is the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China with integrated capabilities across the mobile game value chain. Its fully integrated capabilities include the development, licensing, publishing, distribution and operation of mobile games, primarily in China. Its social games are mainly developed for Android and iOS-based smartphones. CMGE's extensive distribution network includes its proprietary Game Center application, handset pre-installations, application stores and web platforms and mobile network operators. The offices are in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol CMGE. For more corporate and product information, please visit CMGE's website at http://www.cmge.com.
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